The Lady of Shalott with her Web

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There she weaves by night and day
A magic web with colours gay.
- The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson

My blog's name "Shalott con Web" (con meaning "with") means the Lady of Shalott with her Web.

(Pun of web = internet intended.) This is a blog for art purposes only.

If you have any artists requests or thoughts in general just send me a message!



Mercury (Mercurio (dalla base del Perseo))



Benvenuto Cellini 



16th century

Bronze



Musée du Louvre , Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Mercury (Mercurio (dalla base del Perseo))
Benvenuto Cellini 
16th century
Bronze
Musée du Louvre , Paris, Ile-de-France, France

(Source: fuckyeahrenaissanceart)

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hello-stendhal:

Benvenuto Cellini — Perseo con la testa della Medusa — dettaglio — 
—1545 — Loggia dei Lanzi - Firenze —

hello-stendhal:

Benvenuto Cellini — Perseo con la testa della Medusa — dettaglio —

—1545 — Loggia dei Lanzi - Firenze —

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— 5 months ago with 42 notes
hello-stendhal:

Benvenuto Cellini — Perseo con la testa della Medusa — dettaglio —
— 1545 — Loggia dei Lanzi — Firenze — 

because honestly, what is an art history blog without some butts. 

hello-stendhal:

Benvenuto Cellini — Perseo con la testa della Medusa — dettaglio —

— 1545 — Loggia dei Lanzi — Firenze —

because honestly, what is an art history blog without some butts. 

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— 5 months ago with 61 notes
blackpaint20:

Hermaphrodite with eagle
Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. Rh. 172 “Aurora consurgens”
The Aurora consurgens is an illuminated manuscript of the 15th century in the Zürich Zentralbibliothek. It contains a medieval alchemical treatise, in the past sometimes attributed to Thomas Aquinas, now to a writer called the “Pseudo-Aquinas”.
Carl Jung says the hermaphrodite “became the symbol of perfected wholeness in alchemical philosophy.” To Jung the hermaphrodite represents the union of opposites.  Jung says that the hermaphrodite “has become a symbol of the creative union of opposites, a ‘uniting symbol’ in the literal sense.”

blackpaint20:

Hermaphrodite with eagle

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. Rh. 172 “Aurora consurgens”

The Aurora consurgens is an illuminated manuscript of the 15th century in the Zürich Zentralbibliothek. It contains a medieval alchemical treatise, in the past sometimes attributed to Thomas Aquinas, now to a writer called the “Pseudo-Aquinas”.

Carl Jung says the hermaphrodite “became the symbol of perfected wholeness in alchemical philosophy.” To Jung the hermaphrodite represents the union of opposites.  Jung says that the hermaphrodite “has become a symbol of the creative union of opposites, a ‘uniting symbol’ in the literal sense.”

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blackpaint20:

16th century drawing of Artemis by Benvenuto Cellini

blackpaint20:

16th century drawing of Artemis by Benvenuto Cellini

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blackpaint20:

Stevers, Vanitas, 1630-1660

blackpaint20:

Stevers, Vanitas, 1630-1660

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blackpaint20:

The human body and skeleton from the De Arte Phisicali et de Cirurgia by John Arderne, Latin manuscript, 15th Century.

blackpaint20:

The human body and skeleton from the De Arte Phisicali et de Cirurgia by John Arderne, Latin manuscript, 15th Century.

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blackpaint20:

A MEMENTO MORI WITH SYRINGE 
BY DR. VIKTOR SCHROEDER, 2012 

blackpaint20:

A MEMENTO MORI WITH SYRINGE 

BY DR. VIKTOR SCHROEDER, 2012 

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blackpaint20:

Book illustration of an unidentified mythical, bird-like creature with a long tail and human head, wearing a hat with two long feathers. Taken from a series of 127 woodcuts by Melchior Lorck, German, 1582 | Melchior Lorck, vol.III, catalogue raisonné, I, The Turkish Publication, Copenhagen, 2009, no. 124

blackpaint20:

Book illustration of an unidentified mythical, bird-like creature with a long tail and human head, wearing a hat with two long feathers. Taken from a series of 127 woodcuts by Melchior Lorck, German, 1582 | Melchior Lorck, vol.III, catalogue raisonné, I, The Turkish Publication, Copenhagen, 2009, no. 124

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brudesworld:

The Entombment of Atala by Anne-Louis Girodet (de Roussy-Trioson), 1808

brudesworld:

The Entombment of Atala by Anne-Louis Girodet (de Roussy-Trioson), 1808

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